Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4778 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Copies of letters from Ṭīpū Sulṭān’s agents by Various authors

Letters from the court of Hyderabad 1781-98, including correspondence of Asad ʻAlī Khān, Qādir Ḥusayn Khān, Sukhārān Panḍit, Lachhmī Narāyan and Madīnah Ṣāḥib

Annotations by William Kirkpatrick to whom the manuscript previously belonged

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 20.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 166 ff (excluding many blank leaves)
Dimensions (leaf): 24 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Copied mostly before 1799 CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986


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